Boeing - Flying Pets

Do you know that 45% of American pet owners spend the same amount of money or more on their pets’ healthcare as they do their own. In 2020, Americans spent a whopping $99 billion on their pets. In the past 10 years, American pet spending has more than doubled. More and more families consider their pets to be members of their family. So, they take care of every need of their pets. They want to take them everywhere they go, including vacations. Well that’s a catch. Unfortunately, airlines don’t consider animals a member of your family. They consider them cargo Now, Boeing has invented a pet suite to make pet travel safer. Lets check it out.

PatentYogi team discovered a recent patent from Boeing where they disclose details of this unique pet suite invented by Boeing The pet suite is locatd within an interior cabin of a vehicle.

The pet suite has various modules to receive pets. The modules would be available in multiple different sizes to provide a desired amount of space for a given pet to comfortably lay, stand, stretch, walk, and even urinate, within the pet storage module.

The pet suite includes several amenities for the pet designed to increase the comfort level of the pet and the pet’s owner.

The pet suite includes a padded cushion and padded walls. The pet suite also includes an electric fan for ventilation, a water dispenser, a bowl for water and/or food, dimmable lighting etc.

In order to increase the comfort level of the pet owner, the owner may be able to walk up to the pet storage module during the trip to check on the pet.

The pet suite also includes a camera positioned to acquire live video of the pet within the pet storage module, and the video feed is presented to the owner via a headrest display monitor on a passenger seat in front of the owner or via the owner’s personal mobile device, such as a smartphone, tablet computer, or laptop computer. So, the pet owner can view the pet without getting out of the owner’s seat. This technology would surely make flights comfortable for our furry friends.

Patent Information
Publication Number: US10932435B2
Patent Title: Pet travel systems and methods on a vehicle
Publication date: 2021-03-02
Filing date: 2017-06-20
Inventors: Sun Min Jung, Amar Seta
Assignee: Boeing Co